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About ragove

  • Birthday 04/22/1943

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    Leesburg, Virginia
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    Modeling of all types. Mainly ships, but also
    plastic aircraft.

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  1. I am very impressed with your methodical approach to this kit. It is paying off as you progress. Fine work! Looking forward to following the rest of this log.
  2. ragove


    Fantastic! Such detail. The motor looks real. The simple mount really shows the models off.
  3. ragove

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    nice detail
  4. Amazing detail at that scale!
  5. Great model. I love the detail; especially in the cabin.
  6. Wow almost 2 months since my last post. Been busy with other projects but I also had a VERY difficult time with the sheer rail at the bow. The laser cut pieces were constantly breaking. Every time i tried to work near the bow my hand would slip or I'd put too much pressure on something and snap, the rail would break along the grain. i think every layer of grain now has been glued together. Finally got it in and inserted the bulwarks; also a difficult task getting them all aligned. I couldn't figure out how to feather the waterway into the ceiling planks without the ceiling planks in place. So I modified the build order and laid a few ceiling planks and this provided a reference to feather the waterway. As one can see in the photo, more sanding is needed for a smooth transition. The Morgan will go on a 10 week hiatus as my wife and i are traveling up to the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Specifically, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
  7. Beautiful. Fantastic paint job.
  8. this jig is quite versatile.
  9. The bow and stern blocks are in and mostly shaped. They still need a bit more shaping, but i will wait until I confirm how the planks will lay down before I take any more wood off.
  10. ragove


    Great model

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